Varasano’s Pizzeria has a range of items on their menu including Salads, Pastas, Chicken dishes, Desserts and a selection of Wines, but their specialty of course, is Pizza made from scratch.
The experience was average for me, probably because I expected more based on their reputation. For Gourmet pizza, prices were reasonable (Pizzas ranged from $13.50US to $18.95US + toppings of $1.50US to $4.00US). Their service however was excellent and I probably remember the waiter more than the pizza. He reminded me of the actor, Owen Wilson from Wedding Crashers. Hilarious.
Their 2 meatballs for $5.00US were alright. But onto the pizza. I had the traditional House Special, Nana’s pizza with mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce with a secret blend of herbs and their ‘best’ topping, Capicola. What is Capicola? The menu needed a bit more English with so many choices. Capicola is a traditional Italian pork cold cut. The pizza was tasty, but it needed more herbs and I did not think their Capicola was the best topping as stated on the menu. It was too salty. The Chica Bella Specialty pizza was delicious. It had ricotta and mozzarella finished with arugula, a pinch of lemon and my choice of topping, Chicken Sausage with Fennel. The ricotta-arugula-lemon combo really brought out a savoury taste, making it the big winner for the evening.
Varasano’s pizzas have a thin crust so one person can eat a whole pizza and would not have to worry about looking greedy. They also state the recommended toppings for each pizza, though they advise that you choose only one, so that you do not crowd the thin crust.
So would I go again? Yes, but would not go out of my way to go there.
Ph#: +1 404-352-8216
Address: 2171 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date of visit: 4/4/15
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Ambience (indoors): ★☆☆☆☆
Ambience (outdoors): ★★★☆☆
Food quality: ★★★★☆
Serving amount: ★★★★☆
Value for $: ★★★★☆
SuGa Endorsement: ★★★☆☆